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Please note: ALL guests MUST be
pre-registered to attend this Embassy event.

The German Embassy and
The Washington DC Chapter of the
Labor and Employment Relations Association


Women in the U.S. Labor Market


Sharon Block

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

Elizabeth (Liz) Shuler

Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO

A new movement of working people is emerging in the U.S. labor market. It is more female and racially diverse than its predecessors. Women now make up nearly half the U.S. workforce, yet they still make only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.  The question of the day is whether workers can obtain the political power and economic justice that past generations enjoyed. Sharon Block and Liz Schuler will give us a guided tour of the current challenges facing women in the workplace today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
12 o'clock - Luncheon
12:30 - 2:00 PM - Speakers and Discussion

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Guests MUST register to attend this Embassy event.
R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 22, 2016. 
Limited street parking is available.
Please bring a photo ID.


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DC LERA President Fred Stahl presents a plaque to Past President Steve Silvia for his excellent service to the organization.

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings...

May 25, 2016
DC LERA Luncheon talk

Labor Organizing Today
Marilyn Sneiderman
Professor of Professional Practice and Director of the Center for
Innovation in Worker Organization

June 23, 2016
DC LERA Luncheon talk

Trade, Jobs and Wages
Robert E. Scott
Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research, Economic Policy Institute

Bring a guest!

No meetings in July & August!

Missed the March meeting?
The Fight for Rights for Public Sector Workers A Reflection on the Current State of Events with guest speaker William (Bill) Lucy, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Emeritus Click here to learn more...

Missed the February meeting?
Unfinished Business:
Women Men Work Family
with guest speaker
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America   Click here to learn more...

Missed the January meeting?
Understanding Precarity and
its Implications for the 2016 Elections

with guest speaker
Prof. John Russo

Click here to learn more...


Membership in the
DC LERA provides...
opportunities to forge professional networks and to connect with
leading labor and management experts and policy makers.